MAY 19~20  2018







ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE offers the dancer a methodology for integrating this rapidly growing art form into her belly dance performances.

As harbinger of this specific style of fusion, Moria was the first to bring these two styles of movement together, and now instructs dancers in the way she learned, created, and now performs this unique combination of esthetics.


Passed from Guru to student for thousands of years, Odissi Indian Temple dance is one of the oldest classical dance forms on Earth.


Moria spends time annually in Orissa (the homeland of Odissi) intensively studying and performing this exquisite dance, as well as researching and learning weekly from her Indian-born guru in America, Ratna Roy, who was a pupil of the last living Mahari (sacred temple dancer).


Moria's Odissi temple dance fusion workshop is designed for you to learn Odissi’s most fundamental combinations and exercises and how they can be applied to your Tribal Fusion belly dance performances and practice.


In ODISSI TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE you will learn the body isolations, temple stance, Odissi posture, sacred geometry, and mudras of this ancient devotional dance and how these profound elements can be applied to modern music and movement.

Odissi Tribal Fusion Choreography

Example of Odissi Tribal Fusion from

Moria's show Nocturnal.





TUNISIAN FUSION is designed for the dancer who wants to differentiate her dance and explore styles of movement that utilize more complex rhythms and high-energy combinations. 

TUNISIAN FUSION places a strong emphasis on twisting, unique posturing, and unexpected floor patterns.


The focus will be on the muscle conditioning necessary for Tunisian fusion's twists, locks, drops, and shimmies, as well as the intensive drills of Tunisian combinations for moving as well as stationary applications. 


Folkloric and fresh, sweaty and unique,

TUNISIAN FUSION culminates in a

Tribal Fusion choreography.


Dance shoes are recommended.

Tunisian Fusion Choreography

Example of Tunisian Fusion choreography from

Moria's show Nocturnal.




JAVANESE FUSION distills the philosophy of Javanese culture through the use of controlled and refined movement.


The goal of Javanese courtly dances is to display an elevated, serene composure vis-à-vis the implementation of slow transitions and graceful poses.

These dances have an introspective quality stemming from the nature of the dance as a pusaka, meaning a “sacred heirloom,” which has descended directly from the royal ancestors, and which may transfer an honorary title or confer supernatural abilities.


In JAVANESE FUSION you will learn these movements as an emotional, spiritual, and physical expression derived from ancient “ancestral treasures” and come to understand that by learning these elegant gestures and poses, a certain numinous quality comes with them.

Javanese Fusion Choreography

Example of Javanese Fusion from

Moria's show Nocturnal.

"Dewi Sri"


“The function of the image-symbol in the psyche is always to produce a compelling effect on consciousness.”

~Erich Neumann

ARCHETYPES IN THE DANCER is an interactive workshop and PowerPoint presentation that explores the Great Mother Archetype and demonstrates how she uses her mercurial partner-in-crime, Trickster, to form this world.

You will learn why image is everything, and how once activated, these archetypes enhance your creativity, choreography, costuming, and your ability to bridge the gap between you and your audience.


By learning the secret of how archetypes rise from inside your body and transmit themselves non-verbally, you will also learn how to make an audience automatically feel every chill and thrill activated by you.


Presented in a forum that combines discussion with movement, Archetypes in the Dancer offers various ways to explore the psyche in order to create a more powerful stage presence and receive a stronger emotional reaction from your audience.


FESTIVAL ARUMA culminates in an exciting Gala Show

featuring Moria Chappell and the area's finest

Tribal Fusion dancers.

FESTIVAL ARUMA  is hosted by


The event organizers are Shakti Kan and Karla Magusha.

For more information on the event,

please click the link below.







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